Simon Josefsson simon at
Tue Feb 20 00:32:27 CET 2007

Harald Welte <laforge at> writes:

> On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 04:44:21PM +0100, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> What is the typical license for OpenMoko code?

Great, that seems to quite clear and a good choice.  If the license
headers in the code are aligned with those recommendations, that would
solve my concern.

>>  *  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
>>  *  it under the terms of the GNU Lesser Public License as published by
>>  *  the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the license.
>> Is it LGPL version 2 or version 2.1?
> LGPL 2.1, we need to fix this. Mickey?

Also note missing '(or any later version)'.

>> When I look inside panel-plugins/openmoko-panel-battery/, the COPYING
>> file contains GPL v.2 but the files say LGPL v.2.
> This is a bit of a difficult case.  technically, the matchbox-panel-2
> applets are shared libraries.  But legally, I would consider them like
> applications and would like to have them GPLv2 licensed.
> Mickey: How is the mb-panel-2 code licensed?  how are applets usually
> licensed for it? Does it make any suggestions on how applets should be
> licensed?

Matchbox itself appear to be GPLv2+ according to:

If I understand the situation correctly, I'd prefer GPL for applets,
because these "libraries" don't provide an API for other

If matchbox itself is GPL, using LGPL for your matchbox applets is
probably not an option, though.


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